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NewsForge: Review: SuSE Linux 9

Nov 13, 2003, 17:30 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pete White)

"SuSE [sic] Linux 9, the latest release from Nuremberg, Germany-based SuSE Linux, was released at the end of last month. I put SuSE Linux Professional through its paces, and found it to be the most user-friendly Linux distribution on the market. It's not a 'must' update for users of previous versions, but it does have some nice perks.

"The differences between Linux distributions have been getting bigger in recent years, in terms of which packages are included and where files are located. SuSE 9 closes the gap in certain areas by complying with standards such as the File System Hierarchy Standard (FHS) and the Linux Standard Base (LSB).

"Installation of SuSE 9 is very simple. The installer is almost the same as it has been in the last few releases, making it easy for those who have used SuSE before or who are upgrading from a prior version. For those who have not installed SuSE Linux before the installer asks a minimal amount of questions and assumes the rest. You can change certain settings before you start the installation; I added more packages to the basic selection that the installer had chosen..."

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